Seedy Paris in ‘Spiral’

(Above: Caroline Proust as Captain Laure Berthaud in ‘Spiral’)

Season Six of Spiral, a French police and legal thriller set in Paris, debuts today on subscription streaming service MHz Choice.

The series, which originally aired on France’s Canal+ starting in 2005, deals with the professional and work lives of Paris police officers and the lawyers and judges who work at the Palais de Justice.

Captain Laure Berthaud (Caroline Proust) oversees an all-male investigative team that finds it must sometimes cut ethical corners to solve lurid crimes while parrying with a bureaucratic legal system: “As reality spirals out of control for each character, the boundaries between private and professional life become blurred.”

The first two shows of the 12-episode season six debut today, with two more episodes dropping every Tuesday through July 10. You can also binge the first five seasons (53 episodes) right now on MHz Choice. Production of a seventh season is currently underway.

In season six, “Bertraud returns to work as she and her team begin a complex new investigation after a human torso is discovered in a pile of garbage in the 20th arrondissement in Paris. Meanwhile, a high profile criminal trial tempts ambitious lawyer Joséphine Karlsson” (Audrey Fleurot), while Judge François Roban (Philippe Duclos) “faces a health crisis.”

The cast also includes Grégory Fitoussi (Assistant Prosecutor Pierre Clément) and Fred Bianconi (Police Lieutenant Frédéric “Tintin” Fromentin).

The show is in French, with English subtitles.

Alexandra Clert created the series for the TV production company Son et Lumière.

MHz Choice offers web, smartphone, iPhone/iPadApple TVRokuChromecastAmazon Prime and FireTV users more than 2,000 hours of subtitled mysteries, dramas and comedies from Europe and around the world.

MHZ Choice costs $7.99 monthly after a 30-day free trial. But you can get 50% off your first month by using the promo code SPRING18. To subscribe, or for more info, visit

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